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du Plessis Africana Collection

The Du Plessis collection was purchased for 3 000 pounds by the University of Pretoria in 1939 from the estate of Prof J du Plessis (1868-1935), a prominent theologian at the University of Stellenbosch. Prof du Plessis' collection of almost 4 000 volumes includes many precious Africana works. It was purchased by UP with a view to strengthening its Africana collection that had been officially established in 1932. Among the valuable Africana works in this collection are Du Plessis' own books about...



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275 pages, [8] leaves of plates : 24 cm
Topics: Matiwane, Tribes -- Africa, Ethnology -- Africa
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by Murray, William Hoppe, 1866-1947; Napier, R. H; Ndombe, Che; National Bible Society of Scotland; British and Foreign Bible Society; Union Nyanja Translation Committee; Dutch Reformed Church Mission; Church of Scotland Mission
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The first Bible in chiChewa
Topics: Nyanja language, Nyanja language
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Du Plessis, J. (Johannes), 1868-1935
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Bibliography: p. 466-479
Topic: Missions
In three parts
Topic: Voyages and travels
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by Murray, William Hoppe, 1866-1947; Napier, R. H; Ndombe, Che; National Bible Society of Scotland; British and Foreign Bible Society; Union Nyanja Translation Committee; Dutch Reformed Church Mission; Church of Scotland Mission
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The first Bible in chiChewa
Topic: Nyanja language
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Ritchie, W; Kent, T. P
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Includes index
Topic: University of Cape Town
du Plessis Africana Collection
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xv, 512 pages, [5] leaves of plates : 20 cm
Topics: Durban (South Africa) -- History, South Africa -- Durban
du Plessis Africana Collection
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433 p. ; 24 cm
xx, 524 pages :
Topics: Rites and ceremonies, Fon (African people), Ashanti (African people), Ethnology, Ashanti (African...
du Plessis Africana Collection
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Supplement published 1937 under title: Totemica
Topics: Totemism, Endogamy and exogamy
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Hayford, J. E. Casely (Joseph Ephraim Casely), 1866-1930
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215 pages 23 cm
Topics: Race relations, Race relations
viii, 232 p. ; 19 cm
Topic: Nyanja language
"Published in 1893 under the title of 'A classified digest' of the Society's records ... After passing through seven editions the book has been carefully revised and nearly 500 pages added"--Pref. p. xii-xiii
Topics: Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (Great Britain), Church of England,...
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270 p. : 22 cm
ii, 164 p. ; 25 cm
Topic: Afrikaans poetry
du Plessis Africana Collection
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Copy nr. 1683228 from S W Pienaar
Nyasaland directory: p. [269]-288
Topic: Malawi
du Plessis Africana Collection
by D. C. F. Moodie; Moodie, D. C. F. (Duncan Campbell Francis), 1838-1891
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Spine Title: History of the battles in Southern Africa
Topic: Zulu War, 1879
xli, 132 p. : 24 cm
du Plessis Africana Collection
by De Villiers, C. C. (Christoffel Coetzee), 1850-1887; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
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Edited by George McCall Theal
Topic: South Africa -- Genealogy
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Jayne, K. G. (Kingsley Garland)
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"First published in 1910"-- t.p. verso
Topics: Gama, Vasco da, 1469-1524, Discoveries in geography
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Pilkington, George Lawrence, 1865-1897
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95 p. :
Topic: Ganda language
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Malherbe, E. G. (Ernst Gideon), 1895-; Carnegie-Kommissie
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du Plessis Africana Collection
by Mossop, E. E
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"Portions of chapters IV.-VII. have appeared in the Cape times in 1926 and 1927 in articles entitled 'Footsteps of the early explorers'."--Foreword
Topic: Roads
du Plessis Africana Collection
by G.M Theal; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
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Spine title: History and ethnography of South Africa before 1795
Topics: Africa, South -- History, Ethnology -- Africa, South
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Includes bibliographies and index
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Topic: Ashanti (African people)
174 pages
Topics: Almanacs, South African, Almanacs, South African
du Plessis Africana Collection
by S. Mendelssohn; Mendelssohn, Sidney, d. 1917; Colvin, Ian Duncan, 1877-1938
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Vol. I. - LXXII, 1008 p. - Vol. II. - 1139 p
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Cape of Good Hope (South Africa). Archives; Leibbrandt, H.C.V
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Letters despatched from the Cape, 1652-1662, to which are added land grants, attestations, journals of voyage to Tristan da Cunha, names of freemen, etc
Topic: Cape of Good Hope (South Africa). Archives
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Bosman, F. C. L. (Frederik Christiaan Ludolph), 1898-
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Performing arts, Theater, South African drama, 968, Performing arts, South African drama, Theater
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by G. Mackeurtan; Mackeurtan, Harold Graham, 1884-
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"Table of authorities": p. 331-333
Topics: Chaka, Zulu Chief, 1787-1828, Zulu (African people)
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Rogers, Woodes, d. 1732
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"First published in 1712, reprinted in The seafarers' library, 1928."
Topics: Selkirk, Alexander, 1676-1721, Voyages around the world, Privateering
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Translation of " Relatione del reame di Congo"
Topics: Congo (Democratic Republic) -- History -- To 1908, Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Description and...
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by Tavernier, Jean-Baptiste, 1605-1689; Ball, V. (Valentine), 1843-1895; Tavernier, Jean-Baptiste, 1605-1689. Six voyages de Jean-Baptiste Tavernier. pt. 2. English
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Translation of pt. 2 of the author's Les six voyages, which was originally published at Paris, 1676
Topics: India -- Description and travel, Mogul Empire
du Plessis Africana Collection
by MacKittrick, John; MacKittrick, F. T
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Note dated July, 1893
Paged continuously
Topics: African languages, Natural history, Ethnology
2 v. :
Topics: Africa -- Description and travel, Africa -- Discovery and exploration
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Lobo, Jerónimo, 1596?-1678; Le Grand, Joachim, 1653-1733; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, tr
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2 p. l., 500 p. 21 cm
Topics: Ethiopia, Ethiopia -- History
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Dowd, Jerome, b. 1864
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Vol. 2 has imprint: New York, Neale Pub. Co., 1914
Topic: Black race
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Mesnage, Joseph, 1859-1922; Toulotte, Anatole, 1852-1907
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XII-592 p.-[2] f. de pl. : in-8
du Plessis Africana Collection
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Supplement published 1937 under title: Totemica
Topics: Totemism, Endogamy and exogamy
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du Plessis Africana Collection
by Sir H. H. Johnston
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Description based on: D. 5, no. 5 (sept. 1896); title from cover
Topics: Reformed Church, Christianity, Christianity, Reformed Church
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by Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
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Copied for the Cape Government, from the manuscript documents in the Public Record Office, London
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Muller, Hendrik Pieter Nicolaas, 1859-1941; Snelleman, Johannes François, 1852-1938
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p. 1-49 and 2 plates are missing
du Plessis Africana Collection
by De Villiers, C. C. (Christoffel Coetzee), 1850-1887; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
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Edited by George McCall Theal
Topic: South Africa -- Genealogy
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Mandelslo, Johann Albrecht von; Olearius, Adam, 1603-1671
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226 p
I. 1833-1852.--II. 1853-1861.--III. 1862-1868
Topics: Lesotho -- History -- Sources, Lesotho
du Plessis Africana Collection
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x, 197, [1] p. : 25 cm
Topic: Herero language
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Hetherwick, Alexander, 1860-1939
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256 p. ; 17 cm
Topic: Nyanja language
Paged continuously
Topics: African languages, Natural history, Ethnology
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: English language, Dutch language, Afrikaans language, Afrikaans languages
2 volumes ; 24 cm
Part 2 has special t.p.: Thesaurus geographicus: or, The compleat geographer. Part the second. Being the chorography, topography, and history of Asia, Africa, and America. Faithfully extracted from the best modern travellers, and most esteem'd historians, and illustrated with maps ... by Herman Moll. 4th ed., much amended. London, 1722
Topic: Geography
du Plessis Africana Collection
by E. G. Malherbe; Malherbe, E. G. (Ernst Gideon), 1895-
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Education
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Rattray, R. S. (Robert Sutherland), 1881-1938; Hetherwick, Alexander, b. 1860
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224 p. ; 17 cm
Topics: Folklore, Nyanja language
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
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H07 VDST THEA
Topic: Stel, Willem Adriaan van der, 1664-1733
XII, 200, [4] p. ; 20 cm
du Plessis Africana Collection
by T. Maskew Millers; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919; Young, Thos. (Thomas)
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The only authorised small history of South Africa drawn from Theal's works
Topic: South Africa -- History -- Outlines, syllabi, etc
"Authorities": p. [312]-327
Topics: Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) -- History, South Africa -- Bibliography
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Bleek, W. H. I. (Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel), 1827-1875
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pt. I. Phonology. - pt. II. The concord :section 1. The noun
xv, 291 p., [4] leaves of plates : 19 cm
Topics: Ashe, Robert Pickering, 1857-1944, Mutesa, King of Buganda, d.1884, Mwanga, King of Buganda, d....
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Wilson, C. T. (Charles Thomas), b. 1851 or 2; Felkin, Robert William, 1853-1926
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2 v. 20 cm
Topics: Uganda -- Description and travel, Tanzania -- Description and travel, Sudan -- Description and...
Pt. 2, 4 not published
Topics: Indigenous peoples, Indigenous peoples
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Cape of Good Hope (South Africa). Archives; Leibbrandt, H.C.V
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Letters despatched from the Cape, 1652-1662, to which are added land grants, attestations, journals of voyage to Tristan da Cunha, names of freemen, etc
Topic: Cape of Good Hope (South Africa). Archives
286 p. :
du Plessis Africana Collection
by De Villiers, C. C. (Christoffel Coetzee), 1850-1887; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
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Edited by George McCall Theal
Topic: South Africa -- Genealogy
du Plessis Africana Collection
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Supplement published 1937 under title: Totemica
Topics: Totemism, Endogamy and exogamy
du Plessis Africana Collection
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Supplement published 1937 under title: Totemica
Topics: Totemism, Endogamy and exogamy
i, 181 p. ; 18 cm
Topics: Lingala language, Lingala language, English language
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Vol. 1.: Treaties with the natives -- General condition of the natives on the first arrival of Europeans among them -- Details regarding the institutions and manners of the natives on the first arrival of Europeans among them - the Kaffers. V. 2.: The Hottentots -- The Bosjemans
Topics: Xhosa (African people), Khoikhoi (African people), Khoisan (African People), San (African people)
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by G.M Theal; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
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Spine title: History and ethnography of South Africa before 1795
Topics: Africa, South -- History, Ethnology -- Africa, South
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Neves, Diocleciano Fernandes das; Monteiro, Mariana, translator
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xi, 280 pages 19 cm
Topics: Hunting, Travel